GENERAL INFORMATION - DEMOGRAPHICS
United Kingdom has a population of 56 million in habitants and is a member of the European Union (EU) and the European Board of Urology (EBU). There are 450 Urologists (1 urologist per 124,444 inhabitants) and 250 Residents (1 resident per approx. 2 urologists).
NATIONAL UROLOGICAL SOCIETY
British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS)
Senior Urological Registrars Group (SURG)
Medical School 5 yrs. Pre-registration House Officer 6 months medicine, 6 months surgery. 3 year surgical common trunk Senior House Officer rotation and pass MRCS exam. Usually 1 or 2 years research leading to a higher degree. 6 year specialist registrar programme with FRCS Urol exam prior to admission to specialist registrar and consultant post.
Controlled numbers of Specialist Registrars and Consultants. Currently numbers are expanding.
FELLOWSHIP - RESEARCH OPPORTUNTIES
Research usually before specialist training. Some senior fellowship positions.